Five construction workers were injured when the canopy of an SM mall being built in Davao City collapsed Thursday morning, police said.

Senior Insp. Gretchin Cinco, Southern Mindanao regional police deputy spokesperson, identified those injured as Ronnie Mosqueda, 23; Alvin Rapista, 22; Ruel Hinampas, 31; Rodel Costorio, 44, and Rogelio Piodo Jr.

The five, all employees of sub-contractor Isamil Builders Construction, were brought to the Southern Philippines Medical Center because of injuries and contusions on the different parts of the body.

The incident occurred around 8:52 a.m. at the new SM mall being built at Ecoland.

The five were doing masonry work when the canopy, which was made of steel and concrete, collapsed, Cinco said, citing results of investigation by the Davao City Police. (John Roson)

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